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Garrison Keillor

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  • Ann Patchett's retro Nashville bookstore

     
    Bestselling author Ann Patchett will open a traditional bookstore in Nashville later this year....
  • Ranking Musikfest's headline shows: None for the ages, but a lot of very good

     
    My bad news about the headliners at Musikfest’s main Steel Stage venue this year: None of them blew me away. Steely Dan at Musikfest: The best this year I didn’t have a single concert experience that had that spark to......
  • A don't-miss program about Chicago history

     
    Tonight at 8 p.m. on WTTW-Ch. 11: The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance, a renown weekly broadcast on Chicago's WLS-AM from 1924 to 1960 and on WGN AM until 1971. The narrator is public radio's Garrison......
  • Autism and romance mix in live-via-Internet 'On the Spectrum'

     
    L.A. playwright Ken LaZebnick tackles autism and romance in `On the Spectrum,' premiering Saturday in Minneapolis. Its Nov. 22 performance can be seen live over the Internet....
  • In rotation: 'Mark Twain Words & Music'

     
    A series in Sunday Calendar about what Times writers & contributors are listening to right now... In this year that Mark Twain, the quintessential American novelist, humorist and rabble-rouser, has undergone a spike in popularity thanks to the publication...
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’: Regis Philbin spoof, Muppets lift show

     
    The show had surprises. Republican presidential candidate Jon Hunstman visited "Weekend Update." Paul Rudd popped in on the Kissing Family. Another bonus: Florence + the Machine was the capable music guest....
  • Mark Twain: Google Doodle honors troublemaker, master of insult

     
    Mark Twain, who had arguably one of the sharpest tongues in literary history, is celebrated with a wide-angle Google Doodle on Wednesday showing Tom Sawyer and a young companion he's duped into whitewashing a picket fence....
  • A couple of more highlights from last weekend

     
    Two more recordings from last weekend's "Songs of Good Cheer" concerts. The first is an sweet, old carol from the British Isles. Dunstan Lullaby .mp3 The second...I know, I know. But if anyone can soften you to the carol often......
  • Greetings from Lake Woebegone

     
    Looking at the latest rankings of every U.S. county's health status, it's difficult not to think of Garrison Keillor's sign-off from his news from Lake Woebegone, where "all the children are above average." That pretty much describes how data gathered...
  • Guitarist Doc Watson dead at 89: A 1-2-3 video primer

     
    Guitarist Doc Watson, who died Tuesday at age 89, leaves an extensive legacy that documents his wide-reaching influence in the world of guitar playing and folk music. Here are three video examples of his artistry in different settings....
  • Grammy, Pulitzer winners, TV star among highlights of upcoming Zoellner season

     
    A Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, the world premiere of a song cycle based on poems by Carl Reiner’s daughter, dazzling international dance ensembles, circus arts and perhaps America’s premier storyteller will highlight the 16th season of...